Last year I posted some Thursday Doors from this location but it’s definitely worth a second sharing. Recently we took a short boat trip up/down river (not sure which) and paid another visit to the Crom Estate, in county Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It’s so beautiful there, I can see us making a lot more visits once we move nearer. The Visitor Centre was closed on our last trip so I made sure to include it in this one. Here’s a slide show of what was on display inside.
Fancy a leisurely trip on the river?
They knew how to do it in the old days.
Interesting bit of history about the people who lived at Crom.
Close to the Old Castle ruins are Crom’s famous Yew Trees. They are a conjoined pair of a male and female English yew, with a combined circumference of 377 feet (115m) and a diameter of 115 feet (35m). The larger, older female yew is of a considerable age, although how old exactly has been the subject of debate for many years. *
The earliest known reference to the tree is from 1739, when it was described as an already venerable tree. The male tree is much younger, and was most likely planted in the 19th-century. The Crom Yews were the only trees in Northern Ireland to be featured on the list of the 50 Greatest British Trees drawn up by the Tree Council to mark the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. * The Gaffer wasn’t too interested in the history, though. He was busy cooling off in the shade beneath the trees.